Re: [CR] Bikes being stolen at gun / knife point

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Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2010 09:21:44 -0700
From: <mrrabbit@mrrabbit.net>
To: John D Proch <johnprochss@yahoo.com>
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Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Bikes being stolen at gun / knife point


If memory serves me correctly, a little more than 10 years ago right here in my

neighborhood, someone had a vehicle pull over next to 'em at an intersection - was assaulted by the occupants - and their Masi yanked right out from underneath them.

It happens...while it's nice to ride on quiet backrounds and low traffic streets - sometimes the high-traffic high visibility streets that you might avoid are the very ones that'll keep such things from happening due to the adundance of witnesses and getaway obstacles.

=8-(

Robert Shackelford San Jose, CA USA

Quoting John D Proch <johnprochss@yahoo.com>:
> Hello Vintage Cycling Enthusiasts,
>
> I hope this email finds you well. It seems that the more that our society
> gets into a jam, the more people struggle to make ends meet, and many I am
> referring to are in this email are people who have just basic needs to
> survive and include both honest and dishonest people. After having grown up
> in a large southwestern US city, we learned that everywhere we go and
> everything we do we lock our possessions up, including our homes, cars and
> last, but not least our bikes. Most of these desperado's in today's society
> don't just steal to get a case of beer, or a better bike, like in the 60's in
> the United States, but it is in many times than not desperation to fulfill
> their drug addictions and other self induced wants that they have driven them
> selves to. What are we to do? I read an email recently that pepper spray is
> not safe for the cyclist or someone trying to protect themselves in their
> home or car, but wasp spray is much more effective. Several of my
> friends in law enforcement have informed me that if I sprayed wasp spray in
> the face of a perpetrator will blind them resulting in me facing criminal
> charges for assault and being sued for blinding the villain. The criminal
> seemingly has more rights than the innocent, but after having lived in the
> rural country now for close to 30 years my friends have me to now believe the
> adage that "I would rather be tried by twelve than carried off by six"! The
> dog is not the problem, but the owner. When a fellow puts a knife or a 9mm
> handgun in my face demanding my bike so he/she can get away or get another
> methamphetamine or crack cocaine fix is quite alarming. We should ride in
> only safe and secure places and ride only at daytime. My, what a different
> generation we live in. I wish you all many safe and relaxing cycling trips
> and cycle safe by cycling smart!
>
> Best Regards,
> John Proch
> La Grange, Texas
>
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